Monthly Archives: January 2018

Probationer Jailed for Felony Drug and Gang Charges


LaGrange Police arrested an alleged criminal street gang member on felony drug distribution charges after he was found to be in possession of large amounts of multiple illegal drugs. Thursday afternoon about 1 p.m., LaGrange Police, along with officers from Probation and Parole, responded to the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue in reference to a wanted subject. Police arrived and ...

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Chief Assistant Monique F. Kirby Sworn in as Acting District Attorney


On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Monique Kirby, who has served in the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for thirtyone years and as now-former District Attorney Pete Skandalakis’s Chief Assistant District Attorney for the last twenty-five years, was sworn in as Acting District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit by Chief Judge John Simpson at the Carroll County Courthouse. After ...

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Stay Smart the Rest of This Deer Season: Hunting Safety

Hunting is an age old custom. In the early days, it was a necessity. Today, people enjoy hunting as a pastime. Hunters eagerly wait for the hunting season of their fancy to participate in their favorite sport. While hunting for sport is met with some controversy concerning safety and animal rights, it holds fast as a Southern tradition. Most hunters ...

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Momentum Is On Georgia’s Side, But History Favors Crimson Tide


Rankings no longer mean anything. Only the strongest, the fastest, and the most relentless team will win the college football national championship tonight in Atlanta. So much for the SEC as having a down year. The Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide will play for bragging rights and the shiny trophy with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff in a sold ...

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Community Calendar

• January 12: The Active life is having its January Ballroom Dance from 8pm-10pm with a complimentary dance lesson at 7pm. The Mike Skipper Band will be playing great music to dance ballroom favorites such as the waltz, fox trot, cha-cha, west coast swing and many others! Open to Adults of All Ages. $20 per couple. 140 Ragland Street, LaGrange, ...

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Hardwood Warriors Still Have Something Left After 2-7 Start


There are two halves to every season, and that is a blessing. LaGrange Academy got off to a tumultuous start with a 2-7 report card in the first half of the boys basketball season. Luckily for the Warriors there are still plenty of games left, including 10 more region contests in the regular season. The LaGrange Academy boys are 0-4 ...

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Sandbraaten Takes The Plunge As A Swimmer, Foreign Exchange Student


Norway is a mere 4,372 miles from LaGrange. Julie Sandbraaten would sign off on that. She is a native of Norway, the Scandinavian country, which is famous for glaciers, mountains, snow skiing and the long Viking ships of yesteryear. But as of last summer, Sandbraaten has been getting Americanized, on purpose. She has been taking a course in country living, ...

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Lake Life: West Point Is An Outdoorsman’s Paradise


It is the place to be. From the magnificent sunrises to the mouth-watering sunsets, West Point Lake is a “must see” for any outdoorsman, woman or child. The lake is a treasure box of possibilities. West Point Lake is the perfect place to relax. Vacations are planned around it. Days off are spent on it. The lake is where nature ...

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Teen Tennis Angel, Wone-Mi, Is Going The Extra Mile


While so many others were warming up by the fireplace on a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve in La-Grange, Wone-Mi was getting in another round of tennis practice at the McCluskey Center. It was 44 degrees outside, and that is where Wone-Mi was for more than 60 shivering minutes. The 14-year-old LaGrange High freshman was taking another tennis lesson, and ...

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